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Getting to the core of the matter! Eat your pineapple cores!

Getting to the core of the matter! Eat your pineapple cores!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The problem with pineapple is that we routinely toss about 25 percent of our fruit when we throw out the core! Admittedly, the core is more fibrous than the rest of the pineapple, but the solution is quite simple.
 
Garden spruce-up adds curb appeal to home

Garden spruce-up adds curb appeal to home

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
“The landscape should be the bow on the package,” says landscape designer Diane Smith. “It should enhance the house and make it look nice from the street.”
 
Starbucks hopes 'Mini Frappuccino' tempts new customers
NEW YORK

Starbucks hopes 'Mini Frappuccino' tempts new customers

Monday, May 11, 2015
If a small Frappuccino seems like too much of an indulgence, Starbucks is now selling a more petite version of the sugary coffee drink.
 
An exciting new world for moms

An exciting new world for moms

Sunday, May 10, 2015
For Mother’s Day, The Sunday Gazette found three moms who are just starting out. Here are their stories — about what they’ve learned about their children and themselves.
 
Jackson's Garden a peaceful retreat at Union College

Jackson's Garden a peaceful retreat at Union College

Sunday, May 10, 2015
When the sun is shining, Union College students and faculty grab a snack and relax on the outdoor patio overlooking Jackson's Garden, an eight-acre paradise filled with hundreds of perennials.
 
Impressive Morgan & Co serves up unusual flavors
GLENS FALLS

Impressive Morgan & Co serves up unusual flavors

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Morgan & Co. feels more like a rollicking English pub than a stuffy, high-end restaurant.
 
Sociologist McKinley, 95, still making a difference
ALTAMONT

Sociologist McKinley, 95, still making a difference

Saturday, May 9, 2015
"When I came to America, someone told me, ‘No vet school for a woman.’ So I studied sociology," says Hedi McKinley. And the 95-year-old former UAlbany professor has spent a lifetime helping others.
 
Potter’s plans for new studio fire imagination
BALLSTON LAKE

Potter’s plans for new studio fire imagination

Friday, May 8, 2015
Artist Jim Sankowski has worked at his pottery wheel in his Ballston Lake studio since 1975.
 
Crank up the grill for a finger-friendly vegetable dish

Crank up the grill for a finger-friendly vegetable dish

Friday, May 8, 2015
Much as I love my grill for the low-and-slow magic it works with a monster hunk of pork butt or a thick and beefy steak, I find it often shines brightest on more tender fare, such as peppers, corn and mushrooms.
 
Senior citizens’ enthusiasm for gardening is growing
NISKAYUNA

Senior citizens’ enthusiasm for gardening is growing

Thursday, May 7, 2015
After a long winter, a handmade gift from a 2014 Niskayuna High School graduate is finally bringing sunshine at the Niskayuna Senior Center.
 
Tapenade adds plenty of flavor to pizza, pasta and salads

Tapenade adds plenty of flavor to pizza, pasta and salads

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Tapenade, the robustly flavored olive condiment from our friends in Provence, France, is gaining popularity in the United States.
 
Tea sandwiches make elegant Mother’s Day party

Tea sandwiches make elegant Mother’s Day party

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Some moms want a spa day. Some moms crave chocolate. And some moms just want a little fancy pampering.
 
Tiny house trend doesn’t mean you have to give up style

Tiny house trend doesn’t mean you have to give up style

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Small is getting bigger for sure. The average American single-family house will drop to 2,152 square feet this year, 10 percent smaller than five years ago, according to the National Association of Home Builders.
 
Scrapbook: Tulip queen rules over weekend

Scrapbook: Tulip queen rules over weekend

Monday, May 4, 2015
Albany’s early Tulip fests were a blast. A king and queen ruled, and dances were held at the Washington Avenue Armory. Tulips bloomed in every small park in the city — with thousands in Washington Park.
 
Pride Center sees mission as fight for basic rights

Pride Center sees mission as fight for basic rights

Sunday, May 3, 2015
Curran Streett, executive director of the Pride Center of the Capital Region, is an advocate for members of the LGBTQ community — lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered and queer.
 
 

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